IPH welcomes manifesto from the Irish Faculty of Public Health Medicine

7 Mar 2011

IPH welcomes the new manifesto from the Irish Faculty of Public Health Medicine. The Manifesto highlights the need for action across all sectors to improve health and wellbeing, and greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention.

Prof Jane Wilde, Chief Executive of IPH said "We welcome the call for a review of health inequalities, including differences in health care and health outcome by socioeconomic grouping and geography. The Manifesto recommends improved regulation and legislation to prevent the harm done by tobacco and alcohol, and calls for minimum pricing structures for alcohol and tobacco products, as well as the restriction of advertising of junk food. These recommendations are based on good evidence and their adoption by the incoming government could do much to improve the health of people in Ireland.

Access the Faculty of Public Health Medicine Manifesto here